Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Cinnamon Scones




The first time I tried to make scones was a total and complete disaster, so I was super determined to try them again and hopefully succeed. I tried scones for the very first time about a year ago, and I instantly loved them and obviously wanted to try and make them myself. I'm really not sure what went wrong on the first attempt, possibly the butter was to warm, but I'm extremely happy with today's results. Scones are a great coffee break snack or just to have them at your house for when you need those little sweet moments or impromptu get-togethers . Hope you try & like these scones!

Let me know what you think!

Xo
Flor



Cinnamon Scones
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 stick unsalted butter, chilled and cut into chunks
1 egg, separated
3/4 cup buttermilk 

Steps
Preheat oven to 375F. 
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.
Add the butter chunks and use your hands to work the pieces into the flour. Keep breaking it down until  the butter pieces are small.
Whisk the buttermilk & egg yolk together and gradually add it to the flour mixture. You probably won't need the entire mixture.
Place dough on a floured surface and knead with your hands until it becomes a ball.
Flatten dough and cut into wedges or desired shape and place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Brush with egg whites.
Bake for 18-25 minutes or until golden brown.

Cinnamon Glaze
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons milk

Steps
Combine powdered sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl, add milk one teaspoon at a time and stir together. Drizzle over cooled scones





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